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ˈæk trɪsac·tress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actressnoun

    a female actor

Wiktionary

  1. actressnoun

    A female doer or "actor" (in a general sense).

  2. actressnoun

    A female actor on the stage or in films.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Actressnoun

    Etymology: actrice, Fr.

    Virgil has, indeed, admitted Fame as an actress in the Æneid; but the part she acts is very short, and none of the most admired circumstances of that divine work. Joseph Addison, Spect.

    We sprights have just such natures
    We had, for all the world, when human creatures;
    And therefore I that was an actress here,
    Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there. John Dryden, Tyr. Love.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actressnoun

    a female actor or doer

  2. Actressnoun

    a female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. actrice.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actress' in Nouns Frequency: #2541

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  1. casters

  2. recasts

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of actress in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of actress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of actress in a Sentence

  1. Ellen DeGeneres:

    Seventeen years ago, Read MoreThe actress and dancer first season, I saw the Missy Elliott video, and I was like,' There's this little girl in this video that is so good', and Read MoreThe actress and dancer producers found you, had you on the show, and look at you now. I mean it's amazing.

  2. Peter Dinklage:

    There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on, literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. But you’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.

  3. Damian Lewis:

    Many people have spoken about her career and many more will, so that's where I'll leave it because it strikes me that two things are happening this weekend: an outpouring of grief and shock, and a celebration of Helen McCrory the actress from fans everywhere, and of Helen the person, and that's who I want to talk about.

  4. Dyan Cannon:

    Jennifer Grant is extraordinary in every way, not just spectacularly beautiful, but inwardly majestic, special and kind … I ’m always with Jennifer Grant and the kids … I ’m Actress Dyan Cannon. I ’m not a grandmother, I ’m a gogo because I ’m always on the go. We have an amazing relationship. We’re so honest and real with each other. Sometimes it’s difficult, but most of the time it’s wonderful.

  5. Jessica Jones:

    The only thing we couldn't do was drop f-bombs, which we wanted to, one of the things that's unique about this character is that( Ritter) is not afraid as an actress, and Marvel as a studio, to let her make some stupid-ass decisions, to be wrong, to look ugly as a character.

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